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May 08, 2012 04:04:32 what?   Reasonable,try reading the report called 'Radon in Natural from Marcellus Shale' by Marvin Resnikoff, Ph.D.Radioactive Waste Management Associates Executive Summary January 10, 2012, before you make any 'informed' assumptions. "Radon is present in natural gas from Marcellus Shale at much higher concentrations than natural gas from wells in Louisiana and Texas.This issue,which has been ignored in the DEC’s Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, must be addressed in a revised Impact Statement and before DEC issues any drilling permits.
May 07, 2012 23:59:33 Lynn   My question: Why is Fracking in our community supported by influential NYC big timers when specific area's in which their drinking water is harvested from will not be open to fracking? If fracking is not a threat to drinking water then it should be open in all areas. If it is a threat be safe and go solar! I am all for making money but I am not for selling my soul!
May 07, 2012 20:22:40 Reasonable   Now I have heard it all...dangerous levels of radon in natural gas. You people have more excuses than carter has peanuts. I guess fraking with propane (new newest form of fracking) will cause a loss of breathable air? Folks, listen to the SCIENTISTS not the hype. All of our extreme left-wing scientists working for the State and Federal governments say this is safe. The same scientists that support global warming and acid rain, the same scientists that do not support drilling foe oil here in America say this is safe. Enough is enough is time for the rational, sane, silent majority to speak up and be heard. Do not allow these alarmists to rule our future. This election in November (National, State and LOCAL) is the most critical in our history. We must act (vote) to protect our rights!!!
May 07, 2012 12:37:52 what?   The Radon is IN the natural gas.Radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.
May 07, 2012 07:02:31 Reasonable   Is it the sand, water or fabric softener in the fracking fluid that contains radon? You people are greatly misinformed. The day the Town Board moves to initiate zoning in Masonville is the day we start replacing the Town Board.
May 06, 2012 21:58:16 bertimouse   Friends of Natural Gas Fracking=Friends of Poisoned Water is what we\'ve always believed here. As a nys ceo & architect we Know that Zoning is Key to be in place First-as George Denys said. We also know First-Hand about the devastation that happens to wells/farms-/wildlife/tourism/local-traffic/etc. PLEASE YALL! Consider the increased RADON Exposure Alone!(which No one is talking about-Yet). PLEASE AGAIN Folks; this is NOT Good for our area. The Good News is that once the Zoning Regs are in place we Can & Should Vote for Whatever Restrictions we\'d like. And Yes, this may be only a Paper Tiger but At Least It Legally Makes A Statement about the TOM Attitude regarding this issue. We need this NOW rather than LATER. eh? NUFF SAID.
May 05, 2012 21:30:30 Reasonable   Your King and Dictator-in-charge, Obama, and is experts at the EPA have determined fracking to be safe! Like it or not, the drilling is a comin' and I find it ironic at the hands of a political left.
May 05, 2012 11:26:51 what?   Well said Robert Beards. The U.S. can be energy independent, and stop giving money and jobs to countries that hate us. But until they make 'fracking' safe (if they still want to put chemicals in the ground it can not be proven safe), I will continue to be one of the 'anti-frackers'. Energy independence should not, and can not come at a cost of losing clean water.
May 05, 2012 11:15:30 Robert Beards   re: Concerned Butts road resident's post-- Marie and I did not make this statement, nor did our next door neighbors to the west. There are no other Masonville residents on Butts Road, so we are concerned that this message will be attributed to us. Our position is that Masonville ought best to protect itself from completely unrestricted industrial activities, in a timely manner, using the tools at our disposal, so as to protect the health, safety and welfare of our town and its residents. We are not opposed to gas exploration (or other industries) in principle, we simply feel it is prudent for Masonville to set some ground rules. The town board appears blinded by the promised "economic benefits", and is acting irrationally by not preparing its own protective measures.
May 05, 2012 09:15:15 what?   @;Reasonable,"It’s past time for Gov. Cuomo to join President Obama’s jobs agenda."??I hope NOT! NY's unemployment is high enough!The economy is in shambles, unemployment is still at a record high, even after Obama's Trillion dollar 'Stimulus'. There were 2.2 million more jobs available to have in this country in '09 than there are today. If the same number of jobs existed, the real unemployment rate that's reported would be almost 9.8%. If fewer people had jobs available to them, the same number of people exist, they still don't have jobs. It didn't make them less unemployed.The country is in unthinkable debt. Obama's JOBS act takes Billions of taxpayer dollars to fund public taxpayer paid for jobs, not one single dime for the private owned business's that fuels our economy.
May 05, 2012 08:59:37 what?   What? American president has ever wanted to bankrupt an industry?Obama! Obama said under his Cap and Trade policy electricity prices will sky rocket, and he will bankrupt the coal industry. The loss of billions in tax dollars and thousands of jobs.
May 05, 2012 08:49:31 what?   @;Reasonable, I agree drilling will be a economic boost for not only NY,but the rest of the country. The problem is they want to put CHEMICALS into the ground,and eventually our water. The U.S. has more natural gas and oil than all the Middle East. If you want lower gas prices and lower home heating costs vote out politicians like Obama.Obama said NO to the Keystone pipeline that would cut U.S. dependence on foreign oil and create thousands of jobs.
May 05, 2012 02:47:39 Reasonable   This article was in the NY POST a few days "frack" on the NY Post site. Pretty remarkable considering the publication iws a NYC newspaper!
May 04, 2012 16:31:08 Concerned Butts road resident   Cut and paste..... His opinion seems to just say GO! I hate all this gas mania. All Masonville will be is Niggar Rich.
May 04, 2012 13:26:01 Reasonable   Gov needs will to drill By MICHAEL BENJAMIN Last Updated: 1:03 AM, May 2, 2012 Posted: 11:35 PM, May 1, 2012 Roustabout may become the next hot job in New York — with modern versions of scenes from classics like “Giant” and “There Will Be Blood” coming to life across the Southern Tier. If the Department of Environmental Conservation ever makes good on Gov. Cuomo’s promises and produces reasonable regulations on fracking, shale-gas wells and pipeline projects will need hundreds of roustabouts. The median salary for the job is $38,000 annually — higher with experience. With a high-school diploma, an entry-level gas-field roustabout starts at an average of $22,000 a year. Plus, fracking means thousands of other jobs, too — jobs New York needs to get out of its economic doldrums. Unemployment stands at 8.7 percent statewide, and 9.8 percent in the city; in Southern Tier counties, it averages 8.9 percent. Nationwide, jobs in the oil and gas industry are projected to grow 6.4 percent by 2016. Demand will grow for geologists, engineers, administrative assistants, sales and marketing reps, financial analysts, fleet mechanics, truck drivers, heavy-equipment operators, machinists and pipefitters. At a recent Binghamton gas-industry jobs fair, attendees learned of opportunities for wetland and wildlife specialists, truck drivers, pipe suppliers and software engineers. But “fracking” means “hope” for people here in the city, too — people such as my Brooklyn friend Ray Lewandowski — an ex-offender, single parent and commercial trucker who deserves this second chance. There were jobs for those who test our water, treat and transport wastewater and keep gas-well operators honest. Gas companies pay for road improvements, too — creating opportunities for small businesses, including minority- and woman-owned firms. Decades of economic distress have left counties unable to upgrade many Southern Tier rural roads. Just across the border in Pennsylvania, gas companies are paying for the work, saving local governments millions of dollars. Yes, a boom also attracts those looking to make a dishonest buck. But local law enforcement will be prepared to handle upticks in crime. And the DEC’s Division of Law Enforcement already screens and licenses applicants for waste-transport and other permits under its “bad actors” provision. It can deny permits to unscrupulous operators or those suspected of organized crime ties. Safety concerns? Fracking is under way across the country, with nothing remotely like the problems that critics claim it would bring here in New York. The Obama administration has endorsed it — it’s the main reason US energy production is up under this president. The choice for New York is between well-regulated gas drilling and extraction, and thousands of good new jobs — or nothing. So far, it’s been “nothing”; DEC Commissioner Joe Martens keeps finding reasons to delay. Commerce opened up Western New York in the 1830s. Gov. DeWitt Clinton was ridiculed for his Erie Canal plan, but he understood that prosperity required bold action. The next time Gov. Cuomo walks through the Hall of Governors, he should pause in front of Clinton’s portrait and commit to following his example. Our state needs this. Fracking means an economic stimulus capable of generating thousands of good-paying jobs, plus millions of dollars in added government revenues. It could mean the success of Cuomo’s approach to leaner, smarter government. Instead, the governor has allowed the anti-fracking crowd to seize the initiative here in New York. It’s past time for Gov. Cuomo to join President Obama’s jobs agenda — and put New Yorkers to work in our untapped gas fields.
May 04, 2012 07:42:36 George Denys   Yes they can, if they have zoning laws in place to do so. A structure of zoning laws has to be in place to regulate or ban gas drilling. This was part of the courts decision. Please read the entire decision before posting. Grrrrrr .
May 03, 2012 19:07:32 tommy klehr   if i heard correctly at the town council meeting last night, it was stated that a local ban would be fruitless because the state could override it. in my previous post, the two URLs refer to NY Times articles stating that the State Supreme Court has ruled that New York municipalities can, in fact, ban oil & gas drilling.
May 03, 2012 18:03:24 tommy klehr
May 03, 2012 11:15:58 Grumpy Ernst Keidel Message Board TEST. Some of you are having problems posting to this venue, so this a TEST, TEST, TEST!
May 03, 2012 09:06:12 George Denys Thank you Chester and Lynn. Thank you to all the folks who supported me over the years. Working with Craig and the board was a great experience. Craig is a natural leader who ran an awesomely efficient meeting. His choice of book keeper and management style has saved your Town many thousands of dollars. Please don't forget that. Many people forget that just 6 years ago the Town had no credibility of enforceable laws, Craig has brought us almost up to date in a VERY short time. Yes, there is more work to be done on enforceable local laws and people are understandably impatient but with out him there would likely be still nothing. Fracking is here to stay as long as people show up, like last night, and just toss BS around. Kathy Klopchin seems to be the only one who brings thoughtful, credible data to meetings. Her data is iresputable and backed up by credible references. Our master plan was typed and printed by Tom Shepstone but all the questions were written by the people on the committee. To say it is "junk" because he was involved is misleading. He only put down what we wanted. I have been in contact with him as late as last fall and, despite the fact that we are polar opposites on Fracking, find him to be a genuine and honest man. In the long term, environmental issues aside, Fracking will devide the Town in ways we haven't even imagined. The social impacts of some residents getting rich and then, as quick as it came, losing that wealth as the gas money dries up has a far greater negitive potential for the long term stability of our town. How many lottery winners are broke a year later? Almost all. The drugs, the impulse buying of "stuff" will leave this town in a condition we can hardly imagine. And then there is the environmental issues. Fracking is NOT a long term financial answer for the town and only detracts from working on real long term solutions to our economic issues. Just my opinion. A moratorium is a good idea but will probably be worthless without zoning. The supreme court decision on this very issue was based on zoning laws witch we have none. Zoning was brought up in the master plan and was shot down by the residents of the town. They wanted total freedom and now that is a problem. If a lawyer could think their way around that then a moratorium would be a great tool to prepare for what seems like an eventuality. I hope I can continue to go to the Masonville Store, I love that place.
May 02, 2012 10:58:56 Town of Masonville Webmaster   George - Sorry to see ya depart our fair town. We will keep the Website up and running and thanks for your help in that area. Best of everything in the future.
May 01, 2012 23:24:45 Lynn   Sorry to hear that you are moving. The clarity that you have often shed on the topics discussed on this board will be greatly missed. Good luck to you! & Thank You
May 01, 2012 22:42:41 George Denys   Thank you too all the folks who, over the years, supported me. I have tried hard to represent ALL the people in this town. I have to resign my position as I am moving out of the Town. I sent my letter of resignation to our new Supervisor. It has been a real pleasure to be on the board. There have been troubled times and good times. Camp Brace is gone dispute my being on the evening news with Pete Lopez, Fracking continues to loom over us despite my attempts at cutting through the Gas Companies spin and educating the rest of the board. I have been maligned for not being public enough on this subject and have even lost good friends but belive I have done what can be done effectivly. It serves no one to yell and bang ones fist at public meetings. Education is the answer. On a bright note we have a town Hall that didn't break the bank too bad and our Highway dept folks continue to go well above and beyond in their jobs. The taxes remain as low as possible, our County needs to do much better though. Please don't forget to update the Master Plan. In lew of zoning it is all you have to bang over the boards head and let them know what you want out of them. Believe it or not, 20 people showing up at a board meeting with a common message is a VERY powerful tool. It was sad to see only Steve Tiska at many meetings. The public should be more involved. My hats off to Pam Walker for all she does for very little pay. The same goes for Lynn Wilson. The Town owes both of them more than it will ever be able to pay. Please support your new Supervisor, he is a good man who, unlike most politicians, will never lie to you. Really. Again, thank you for the memories!
May 01, 2012 22:14:58 George Denys   Actually it would be more cose effective if the towns did all the plowing and road repairs and we did away with the Delaware County dept of Public works. Your County tax bill makes the towns look like a bargain.
April 30, 2012 14:46:52 what?   Delaware County dump, just outside Walton towards Delhi.Tue-Sat,7:30am to 2:30pm.Most stuff is free, garbage should be in clear bags(I use white and have had no complaints)recyclables don't matter,they make you dump them out of the bags into a dumpster.If you bring in a lot of bags of garbage or debris on a truck they want it covered with a tarp (NYS law). All metal, appliances,electronics tires without rims are also free. CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION DEBRIS;$87/ton. 607-865-5805 • ext 215. They have a website, check it out.
April 30, 2012 08:41:03 need to know   is there a nearby landfill ??? which we can dispose garbage and building metrials.
April 29, 2012 22:16:03 Sell the Town   I didn't know the Hwy. Supt. was to pay for the dumpster rental out of his personal pocket instead of our tax dollars. Almost forgot he also should pay thousands of dollars for the dump tipping fees so we the tax payers don't have to. Seems like when you win the lottery you are expected to buy everything,anyone need their taxes paid for them? Rumor has it that Delaware County is giving certain roads to towns, so when can they maintain ours if they can't do their own?
April 29, 2012 18:59:56 one who can see two sides of things   Maybe all should just go to the landfill when they go to Walton, (if you go frequently it is easy,) and not worry about what town officials earn for doing their jobs, would all of you like to have someone find fault with the job you do and the wages you earn. And do you have a union to help protect your job?
April 29, 2012 15:06:48 what?   I bet it would be really cheap if we outsourced it to China!
April 29, 2012 10:10:30 whatever?   I bet it would be cheaper if the county took over our road plowing and yearly repairs,We have too many elected officials touching our money we need to get rid of some.
April 29, 2012 08:56:55 what?   Sidney was going to try contracting out, they found out it would cost the town MORE money. So your upset about not having cleanup day (even though there is still places to take your junk) and feel some of TOM's families should lose their jobs, income. I don't think the TOM workers are overpaid, at least they don't look it.
April 29, 2012 08:42:25 what?   Somebody has their panties in a knot. What did you have to take there? Old lawnmower, BBQ grill? Take it to the Delaware County dump and throw them in the dumpster, it's FREE! Old tires, refrigerators, batteries TV's are all accepted FREE at the dump. And their open five days a week.
April 29, 2012 06:44:50 resident !   now that there are no clean up days because it is to expensive for the town highway elected official to coordinate the operation,Would it not be better and cheaper for the town to get rid of that position and put all of our road maintenance out for bid every year. The town would get more for their money being non union employees.And we do not have to pay a Supervisor witch is a waste of money for the town.
April 23, 2012 08:18:37 Grumpy Ernst Keidel HAPPY BIRTHDAY today to our previous Town Supervisor Craig DuMond!
April 21, 2012 14:58:57 crzyflea   Sometimes we forget that recycling can make things beautiful too. Those old tires that cost so much to turn in for example could be turned into beautiful planters for beautifying the town. We are a down to earth town (I think at least)- why not show our creativity and have a beautifying project. If done properly tire planters can make a wonderful addition to a yard and garden. One of the ingredients in the rubber recipe is zinc. Zinc, in fact, is an essential plant element. I also expect that rubber is safer to use than treated lumber that contains copper and arsenic. Tires are durable. The very qualities that make them an environmental headache make them perfect for use in the garden. Paint them up with some bright non toxic paint for some added splashes of color, cut the tops into a petal pattern (you will need a little elbow grease for that) or make sure that they are packed tight in the grooves and you won't run the risk of stagnant water for mosquitos to set up nurseries in. Hop on google for some ideas and how to for this project!
April 19, 2012 00:34:18 concerned resident   Our thoughts and prayers going out to the Miller family.
April 17, 2012 13:04:42 Grumpy Ernst Keidel My darling little wife is big into planting stuff. She's been buying trees and shrubs and veggies and is digging up a lot of our property. She is in need of some old cow manure and wishes to know of a source. Of course, she's talking about aged manure, not new manure from old cows!
April 14, 2012 23:42:54 Turkey Hunter   Soon the jellyheads will fall ! Can`t wait for Spring Turkey Season To Start !!!!!
April 14, 2012 19:14:16 Mormon Hollow Farm   Grumpy, hope you enjoyed the view, we try hard to keep it looking nice.
April 14, 2012 17:50:36 Grumpy Ernst Keidel My little woman (she's 4'10") and I drove to Walton today to pick up a number of trees at their annual sale. In doing so, we passed by the MORMON HOLLOW FARM and I pointed out to my DW that this place belongs to a Masonville Town Council member.
April 14, 2012 11:54:31 MORMON HOLLOW FARM   Since our spring weather is here I hope all will be aware there will be farm tractors and equipment on all of the secondary roads and they do not travel at a high rate of speed so we do come upon them rather fast. Please be aware so no one gets hurt, this comes from someone who knows how fast disaster can strike! Again please be aware.
April 12, 2012 19:36:52 what?   Observer; I think you are right! Thanks! I actually thought it was a abbreviation for something the town did.Ha, Ha, oh well.
April 12, 2012 18:09:10 Observer   Well What? -- If you are English a "fag" is a cigarette. Elesewhere it possible refers to a male homosexual. But in this case I think they meant "flags" LOL :)
April 12, 2012 08:24:55 A few older Taxpayers   We would like to see our tax money used to make our town look better. We didn't get a say on the tax cap, so we say use the money for Clean Up Days. We agree that some rules should be put in place, like proof of residence and where the junk is coming from. If the landfill charges a fee for an item then that fee should be passed on; it would at least save the person gas money to just bring it into the town shed. It is easier to bring junk to the town shed and have someone help unload it, at the landfill you have to do it yourself. Please Save Masonville Clean Up Days! Don't throw that out to the garbage.
April 11, 2012 20:14:16 what?   "A BUDGET ITEM JUST LIKE FAGS",what? is FAGS.
April 11, 2012 17:12:09 TX-1   HEY!!! ICE CREAM IS OPEN,GOODDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!
April 11, 2012 16:33:43 Observer   As too scrap metal - I see ads all the time on Craigs list and elsewhere by people wanting to pick up any and all scrap metal. Right now scrap is selling quite high.
April 11, 2012 16:30:50 Observer   Perhaps someone should volunteer to take the responsibility of making sure citizens adhere to the rules of leaving items along with volunteers to do the work the Town Crew have been doing so they do not have to take time from their busy schedule to do it. While the dumpsters have always been at the Town garage site because it was convienient to the Town workers that is not carved it stone. They could be placed almost anyplace large enough to hold them. Perhaps a small fee could be charged to help offset the cost of such a venture.
April 10, 2012 20:41:45 what?   Does WRE take metal for free? I know the Delaware County dump does. If you have a decent amount take it to Oneonta and make a few dollars yourself,or try asking Gray's,they might want it.
April 10, 2012 16:06:21 resident and tax payer   the money the town made on the scrap metal was far less than the expense of hauling everything else away and paying the men to work overtime. We are fortunate that our town had clean up days for so much longer than most towns. Now it is up to us to keep Masonville clean.
April 10, 2012 11:19:05 What!   I did not expect a response to my question to indicate I was being rude. I will just bring my scrape metal to WRE in Sidney. To bad there will be no clean up days I thought the town made money on the scrape metal.
April 09, 2012 22:29:27 bertimouse   To You & Yours What?. We here are OK & Hope that You & Yours Are Too. Happy Spring Maybe For Real in 2 weeks? :)
April 08, 2012 10:49:14 what?   Have a happy Easter everyone!
April 07, 2012 10:27:57 Observer   Some comments are being made on this board concerning people bad mouthing Town Board members or what they do. I do not know what is being referred to even though I read back through the posts. I gather it is concerning a junk yard; but I did not see the insults in the post. A note to elected members of our town! The very fact you are willing to run for the office and serve if elected places you in a position for critisism. It goes with the job. I believe it was Harry Truman who observed, "If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen." While I understand many comments are not fair and probably made out frustration they are not meant in any personal way but rather a comment on a given situation in general.
April 07, 2012 09:55:56 TOM Webmaster   This site, as I understand it, has nothing to do officially with the Town of Masonville. It is rather a site maintained by a private individual for his own purposes. It has a fairly active message board in which, I understand, residents and readers of the board are encouraged to take part. We might say somewhat like a group of people chatting at any location. The individual who maintains this site posts the minutes and happenings of the Town Board of his own volition and has no official sanction or standing. Any person can post public minutes anywhere they so desire. -- The official website maintained by the Town does not have a message board such as this site has. Rather it maintains a Guest Book site. While messages can be posted to the Guest Book it is mostly intended to keep a record of who visits the site. There is no requirement that a visitor to the official board sign into the Guest Book and from the number of hits compared to the number of sign ins one would have to believe that most visitors to the site prefer not to sign in. -- This site, apparently, receives the minutes and information much more quckly than the official site does. i.e. as of this date the official site has not received the Meeting minutes from March to post to the site. Nor, does the official site receive any of the local laws etc. to post. I wish it did, but be what it may, the best we can do is done with what we have. The person maintaining the Official site has no control of what does or does not appear on the site. The person in control of the Official posts to the site ONLY those things that are received by him and authorized to be posted. This site is a place for the readers and residents to gather and express their views and opinions. While we may not all agree with each and every post it is still an excellent way for people to make their views known. As we all know when it comes to opinions they are like belly buttons; everyone has one.
April 07, 2012 09:10:30 what?   WOW the language! Just would like to clarify What!'s post was not mine.What!,why don't you try to use a original post name, or your real one. I don't think their post was all that bad, I've read worse. What do we vote down next? The Quickway?I've heard some nasty comments there as well. That is the nature of some people. It is obvious town board members prefer this site, the last post on the 'official' one was almost two years ago.
April 06, 2012 23:06:04 Pamela Walker ps sorry for the spelling it\'s late and i\'m tired don\'t get on here much and now I know why. The bull *CENSORED* I read. Who are you and we that we must talk such *CENSORED* about our Town and the people that live in it.God Bless you all.
April 06, 2012 22:59:30 Pamela Walker If comments are made that are so rude to people of this Town and to the Town Board that is doing there best to do what is right for this Town should keep ther comments to there selfs or I vote for this web site to be shut done. People are not nice on here.This web site should be for information not talking about other people.The last comment was the worst.
April 06, 2012 14:37:43 What!   If there are no clean up days can we bring our junk to Gray's garage being they have a permit to run a junk yard.Is the junk yard open for business now that they have a permit.
April 06, 2012 12:45:06 Mormon Hollow Farm   Since there are no clean up days we should all start going to the landfill and not let this stop us from keeping Masonville clean. There may be people with trucks that would haul to the landfill for you, please do not leave anything along the roads, this defeats the purpose of cleaning our town.
April 05, 2012 08:11:08 concerned resident   there will be NO CLEANUP DAY in the town this year per town board
April 04, 2012 16:44:22 resident with concerns   I think the third runnerup from Novembers election should have the position. Was that not Marie.
April 01, 2012 20:49:09 Craig DuMond   Thanks Jeri….Folks need to stop with the conspiracy theories and misrepresentations of the Boards intentions. This law was crafted from the NYS law, which upon review by the Board , is considered overzealous and inappropriate. Every Board member agrees with this position, as well as the new Supervisor, and therefore the law was pulled. If and when an amended version is considered, it will be discussed openly during Town Board meetings and a Public Hearing (with Legal notices) scheduled. In the meantime, casting stones or making uninformed accusations is unproductive and also does not serve the best interests of our Town. This Board has worked hard at serving the best interests of our Town. As with most of us, at times we make mistakes. The most important thing is we right ourselves when this happens….pulling this local law is a clear representation of that.
April 01, 2012 17:36:45 Grumpy Ernst Keidel Snow! SNOW? Are you fooling me, April?
April 01, 2012 15:55:01 reader too   this law needs to be discussed at the April meeting so the board knows how the public feels, after all it is the property owners that are affected.
April 01, 2012 13:50:16 Common Sense   Just because the board isn't going to consider this law at the April meeting does not mean that people shouldn't voice there opinion. When will they consider it? At the May meeting when it will be to late to be heard? People should still go and speak their mind. At this time the town does not have the right to come on to your property and mow your lawn or take down a building and then hand you a bill. You are protected by your property rights. This proposed law will legislate your property rights away from you and give them to the town board. The purpose of government is to protect your rights not to usurp them. Any elected official who votes away your liberties does not belong in office. For this is the ultimate betrayal of the people who voted them into office. History has shown us that losing your rights to government is easy, but getting them back is not. Question: Why should the board feel the need to take the property rights of all Masonville property owners to solve a few problem properties?
April 01, 2012 12:45:37 a very concerned resident   when did board reject proposed law? someone on the board proposed it and hired lawyer to create what is drafted now . we have a lot of money invested now in it.THIS MUST BE DISCUSSED,CURRENT COMMENTS SHOULD PROVIDE A GOOD BASIS FOR ANY CORRECTIVE ACTIONS. NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO PUT THIS ON THE BACK BURNER .SPEAK UP SENSIBLY
April 01, 2012 08:16:15 Veronica When is Masonville holding it reabies clinic?
March 31, 2012 21:17:50 CRAIG DUMOND   The proposed law crafted by the Town Attorney has been rejected by the Town Board. There will be no public hearing or consideration being given to the law at the next meeting. I agree the law goes way too far in regulating property rights. I am very proud that our little Town is one of the remaining Towns in the County WITHOUT zoning, regulations, etc. As long as I am a Board member I will always have this position. However, with that being said, properties that pose a health or safety hazard must be appropriately dealt with...the Town does not have this options as there are significant liabilites. These issues should be few and far between and need to be administered with a sound degree of common sense.
March 31, 2012 16:04:03 resident   masonville general store, someone who has the entire town's best interest in mind, not just personal feelings.
March 31, 2012 13:40:06 reader   In order for all to understand the law being voted on is to attend the April 4 town meeting and ask questions and listen to the information. Very important to attend otherwise you have no reason to complain about the results.
March 31, 2012 10:51:56 Common sense   A vote for this law is a vote for the town board to have the ability to take away your God given rights, stated under the 5th amendment of the bill of rights under the constitution of the United States of America. No elected official should be able to sit in judgment of the adequacy of your property. Such as, the length of your grass or cleanliness of your property, based on a public view. This law will take away your right to privacy and how you manage your land. Question? Who is a better judge of your property? You or the town board?
March 30, 2012 00:14:15 Gloria   I did not mean to offend anyone by my comment about the official website. I just wanted to have the info. out there for the site to be updated and since it only seems that Grumpy's site gets a response that is why I posted here. I don't doubt that the information isn't submitted for the website. But I think it should be. Thank you for the reply Webmaster.
March 29, 2012 15:16:01 Town of Masonville Webmaster   RE: Town of Masonville official site. The site is updated as rapidly as the webmaster receives the information to post. I do not receive anything but the minutes to post from meetings. Attachments and pending laws etc. are not transmitted to me to post to the site. i.e. I have not received the March minutes to post as of this date. As to proposed laws etc. I am not privy to these and do not get them to post. Please take this up with your town representative. As to someone else taking this job of maintaining the site please feel free to do so. I have been doing it for a time now and if anyone feels that they are more capable please do not hesitate. It is strictly a volunteer job and I have been involved in computer and internet long enough to know that "everyone" is an expert. Which I surely am not. Until such time as someone who is more capable and reliable than myself I will continue to do what I am able. I recently had a sit down with our new Supervisor and we straightened out some things that he and I were not satisfied with as far as the site is concerned.
March 29, 2012 14:03:44 Masonville General Store   Wondering who you think should be appointed to the upcoming vacant town board position?
March 28, 2012 23:54:21 Gloria   I've been hearing about a new law coming and since I can not make it to meetings at night I was trying to find this information on the offical site but could not. Is there a reason this law can not be posted on the offical site? Even if it isn't law yet it should be posted so people can preview it. I did ready March minutes and agree with Robert Beards and his concerns regarding the offical site. It would be great if someone would keep it updated. Nothing wrong with this site but it seems to get a little off the subject. (copied from offical site)"Robert Beards expressed his concerns with the official Town of Masonville web site and said he would be interested in working and it and taking it over."
March 28, 2012 23:53:22 Bertimouse   Thank You Mike & the TOM Board for your re-consideration of the TOM CCE Law. CUDOS 2 U ALL! Take ALL THE TIME U NEED 4 UR NEXT REVIEW.
March 25, 2012 21:22:22 reader   long time resident---these are the questions that need to be asked at the April 4 meeting, very important to attend, also ask others to come too.
March 23, 2012 06:14:58 why?   bertimouse you talk for your neighbor's where do you live next to a mental hospital. You sound very unstable.
March 20, 2012 19:26:24 bertimouse   Happy First Day of Spring Everyone! :)
March 20, 2012 04:06:47 The CallBox Kid   TURKEY SEASONS JUST AROUND THE CORNER !!
March 19, 2012 18:35:07 bertimouse   Sorry Bonnie & et all by our comments about the Penguin; nobody understood it: comments were Not Ours Like We Said-those of our neighbors. Rumors Buck with an S and we Promise Here Now not to say anything more like that snot...doesn't help anyone does it? OK Nuff said.
March 19, 2012 07:49:53 resident and tax payer   Does anyone in town want the town board telling them when to mow their lawn or to move a pile of brush because it is a fire hazard? Or that a building needs to be removed because they do not like the looks of it? Parts of the law are okay but it does need some fine tuning.
March 18, 2012 09:31:35 Denis Burpoe   Resident what is in this law that has you so concerned. After researching this law I find that it will make Masonville a better place to live. And that should be the goal of our town board, Don't you agree.
March 17, 2012 13:06:32 Grumpy Ernst Keidel On the contrary! Regular guests at the Country Cream, aka the Penguin, know the owners and the warm ambiance this little country spot provides. I'll be frequenting again this year, and yeah, the ice cream is delicious.
March 17, 2012 12:30:39 resident   The revision of a comprehensive law for our town is being voted on at the April meeting and all should attend ,as this will affect all property owners.
March 16, 2012 19:24:41 bones   please someone reveal the identity of bertijerk so we can smack her or him at the quickway. nice to see that she or him is speaking for the town and will be the reason the penguin will lose business .
March 16, 2012 18:11:19 WOW!   I really didn't think so Bonnie. I just posted to see what comments I would get. We will still be doing our usual fishing trips with the kids, and ice cream from Country Cream aka The Penguin for the ride home.
March 16, 2012 14:54:50 Bonnie Tripp   I would just like to clarify that bertimouse has NOTHING to do with Country Cream aka The Penguin. We are anticipating opening in mid-April. We love our customers and look forward to seeing you all. I apologize for any confusion caused by bertimouse's post.
March 16, 2012 13:06:18 TX-1   harm not hard,sorry to go back to school
March 16, 2012 13:04:56 TX-1   her son,no his ,sorry.
March 16, 2012 13:03:41 TX-1   That cant be the owner of the ice cream place talking,she is a real nice lady and his son too. thats someone trying to hard them,am sorry people are like that.
March 16, 2012 06:38:04 who?   If it is true that bertimouse has anything to do with the ice cream stand on Route 8 I will never go there again. bertimouse seem's to unstable for any children to be around.
March 16, 2012 04:12:36 WOW!   With a attitude like that I WON'T be taking my kids there for ice cream anymore.
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